Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, commonly known as B.P. Koirala, was not only a prolific writer, but also a prominent Nepali politician. He went on to become the first democartically elected and the 22nd Prime Minister of Nepal in 1959. He held the office for 18 months before being deposed and imprisoned at the instruction ofKing Mahendra. The rest of his life was spent largely in prison or exile where his health steadily detoriated.
Koirala was very busy in the 1950s as he was often found amidst the political situations of Nepal. The 1960s wasvery productive for Koirala in terms of his literary output. He wrote many novels and short stories in jail during 1960–68.
This collection features Koirala’s best works, including: